In this video, you’ll learn the basics of what to do with a subpoena. You’ll learn tips on how to handle a subpoena so that you can handle them proactively and with as much poise as possible.
You may have heard about the “Great Resignation” recently – the growing trend where employees are resigning in great numbers. Competition between employers is fierce to attract and hire top talent. To expedite this process, employers may opt to use software programs that streamline this process by employing artificial intelligence (“AI”) and algorithms to make staffing decisions.
When two businesses enter into a service transaction, they sometimes execute a Master Services Agreement (“MSA”). You can think of an MSA as a “master” contract that establishes the foundations of the parties’ current and future contractual activities. MSAs provide terms that govern each subsequent transaction between the parties—such as payment terms, warranties, dispute resolution, and termination provisions.
Even the wealthiest man on earth must contend with non-disclosure agreements. Elon Musk recently made headlines when he offered to purchase Twitter and take the company private for $44 billion. Over the weekend, Musk disclosed that Twitter accused him of violating its NDA when he publicly revealed Twitter’s policies regarding the regulation of bots.
Deciding whether to have a Paid Time Off (“PTO”) policy versus a separate paid sick time and vacation policy is a business decision. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and our clients take varied approaches to the same.
Diversity programs are commonly implemented in many aspects of our lives these days. So, it is surprising when a court—no less one based in California—strikes down such a program as unconstitutional. But that is exactly what one court recently did when it struck down A.B. 979, a law requiring publicly traded companies based in California to include members from underrepresented communities on their board.
If you are an entrepreneur starting a business in California, you have a myriad of decisions to make, including the important choice of which type of entity to form. Choosing the proper entity for your particular business is vital for ensuring proper liability protection, tax structure, and management. This article is a brief overview of the differences between the various entities you can choose when organizing your business.
The effects of COVID-19 are being felt in the courtroom. Aggrieved employees are increasingly filing lawsuits against employers demanding reimbursement for work-related expenses arising from remote work during the pandemic. Alleged expenses include, for instance, internet, computer, phone, printer, and electric bills. Businesses, both big and small, have been hit with these lawsuits.
As we previously wrote and expected, on April 21, 2022, the Cal/OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved the third readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). It becomes effective May 6, 2022. Although it feels like we are nearing the end of COVID-19 impositions on our day-to-day life, this ETS is likely to be in effect through the rest of the year.
Cal/OSHA is at it again. A few days ago, Cal/OSHA published proposed revisions to its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) rules. (The proposals are available here.) Cal/OSHA will formally vote on whether to adopt the proposed rules on April 21, 2022. If, as expected, these new rules are adopted, employers should know about some of the key anticipated changes.